Saudi Aramco Appoints New Top-Level Positions During Board Meeting

Saudi Aramco has made new appointments during a meeting of its board of directors, naming Khalid al-Dabbagh to become senior vice president for finance. Al-Dabbagh takes over the position from Abdallah al-Saadan, who is now chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu.

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Saudi Oil Policy

Saudi oil policies not swayed by politics

Considerations regarding the supply of oil to customers and countries around the world won't be swayed by political issues, Saudi Arabia's oil minister said. ...



No plans for economic retaliation against Saudi Arabia: Morneau

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government has no plans for economic retaliation against Saudi Arabia in connection with a growing diplomatic dispute. ...



Silicon Valley sets out a path for Saudi women high-flyers

At the Google Community Space in San Francisco, two companies joined forces on Tuesday to encourage women-led start-ups from Saudi Arabia to Silicon Valley. ...



Saudi sovereign wealth fund scrambles for resources

Saudi Aramco is looking to raise $40bn-$60bn from international banks in debt to pay for the stake, which some advisers see as an alternative to ...



DealBook Briefing: Saudi Arabia’s Deep Pockets May Need a Top-Up

The kingdom has poured money from its $250 billion Public Investment Fund into the SoftBank Vision Fund, Blackstone’s infrastructure fund, Uber, and Tesla shares at ...


Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco appoints al-Dabbagh VP for finance: Arabiya

Saudi Aramco has appointed Khalid al-Dabbagh as vice-president for finance, Dubai-based al-Arabiya TV said, citing Bloomberg. ...


Arab Monetary Fund

Bahrain, Gulf allies said to be making progress on aid deal

Officials from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are discussing a multi-year program that would involve spending cuts and measures to increase ...


Eid Al-Adha

Saudi calls on citizens to sight Eid crescent moon

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has called on all residents in the Kingdom to report the sighting of the crescent moon of Dhu Al Hijjah on Saturday ...


Saudi Hip-Hop

For Saudi Arabia’s Growing Hip-Hop Scene, It’s Tricky

“The country’s vision is to have different sources of income besides oil,” said Anwar Idriss, a talent manager who helped organize the registration program for ...


Saudi Aramco

What is Saudi Aramco? Video

It’s the biggest oil company in the world and it’s set to have the largest IPO in history - so what exactly is Saudi Aramco ...


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World markets unnerved by Turkey’s financial turmoil

World stock markets fell Friday, particularly in Europe, as investors worried about the financial stability of Turkey, where the currency has nosedived. ...


Iraq Elections

Recount shows Iraq’s Sadr retains election victory, no major changes

Populist Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr retained his lead in Iraq’s May parliamentary election, results of a nationwide recount of votes showed on Friday, positioning him ...



Syrian civil war enters dangerous phase as Assad contends with American and Turkish troops

The government’s recent defeat of rebels in the southwest of Syria has put Assad unassailably in control of a majority of the country, his hold ...



Afghanistan: Taliban fighters launch attack on Ghazni

Afghan soldiers fought back as the heavily armed militants converged from four sides of the province. At least 16 people were killed and 40 injured, ...


War in Yemen

Saudi coalition airstrike in Yemen kills 50, rebels say

The attack took place in the Dahyan market in Saada province, a Houthi stronghold that lies along the border with Saudi Arabia. ...


MENA Terror Attacks

Terror attacks in the Mideast and North Africa fell by almost 40% in 2017

The number of attacks in the Middle East and North Africa dropped to 3,780 in 2017, from more than 6,110 the year prior. That’s a ...



The next major innovation in batteries might be here

He and his colleagues have accomplished something researchers have been struggling with for decades: they’ve built a reliable rechargeable lithium-metal battery. ...


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